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  • Chairman Ryan Statement on the Path to a Responsible Budget Process
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON¬Earlier today, House Republicans announced a path forward on the nation’s near-term budget challenges. The 1974 Congressional Budget Act requires passage of a budget resolution by April 15 each year. Under Senator Harry Reid’s leadership, the Senate has refused to pass a budget for 1,360 days. As the Administration and Congress work through opportunities to cut government spending, there will be no consideration of a long-term debt-ceiling increase unless both the House and the Senate... Read more

  • Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Time to Stop and Smell the Government
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 10, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    By Christian Schneider One of the most common complaints about government is that it simply runs too slow. Partisan bickering and gridlock hold up helpful bills in Congress. Bureaucrats shuffle papers around, leaving permits and financial aid checks unfulfilled. By the time you reach the front of the line at the DMV, cars themselves will be deemed illegal by President Bieber. Yet for all the complaints about government's languid pace, there is something far worse: government that works too fast.... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Hearing: The Broken Budget Process: Legislative Proposals
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on May 31, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial , Budget Process Reform

    Welcome all to the House Budget Committee. The purpose of today’s hearing is to examine the need to restore responsibility and accountability to how Washington spends taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars. The breakdown of responsible budgeting is clear: out-of-control government spending; four consecutive trillion-dollar deficits; and a crushing burden of debt in the years ahead. Both political parties share in the blame for our fiscal mess. I believe it will require both political parties to work tog... Read more

  • Ryan on Passage of Responsible Deficit Reduction Package
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial , Defense, Budget Process Reform, Reconciliation

    WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5652, the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012, a package of reforms aimed to avert across-the-board cuts to our armed forces and key priorities, reduce the deficit, and foster a better environment for job creation. Replacing the “sequester” with sensible reductions in indefensible government spending would result in net deficit reduction of $242.8 billion according to the Congressional Budget Office. Earlier t... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on Advancement of Responsible Spending Restraints and Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial , Budget Process Reform, Reconciliation

    Washington – Following the House Budget Committee’s successful passage of the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act and the Sequester Replacement Act, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement: “Both parties agree that the across-the-board sequester set to take effect this coming January is bad policy, would devastate our military, and should be replaced with more sensible savings. But only one party has put forward a specific proposal to do just th... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Mark-Up: Reconciliation and Replacing the Sequester
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on May 7, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial , Budget Process Reform, Reconciliation

    Welcome to today’s mark-up. Today, this Committee meets to advance sensible spending restraints and to reprioritize savings called for under the Budget Control Act. Last year, as we were coming up on the debt ceiling, the Obama administration asked Congress to rubber-stamp a blank-check increase in the federal government’s borrowing authority. Then the President insisted that he would not accept a debt-ceiling deal that did not include large tax increases on American families and businesses. All... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Praises Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Control Wasteful Spending
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3521, The Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act. This bipartisan reform was co-authored by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). H.R. 3521 – the fourth budget-process reform passed by the House in the past week – would provide policymakers with an additional tool to target unjustified spending in appropriations bills, while making certain that Congre... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Applauds Passage of the Budget and Accounting Transparency Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3581, the Budget and Accounting Transparency Act. Authored by Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ), the common-sense reform forces the federal government to honestly and transparently account for taxpayer liabilities. Following passage of H.R. 3581, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement: “Congressman Scott Garrett has shown strong leadership in advancing the Budget and Accounting Transparency... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Applauds Passage of the Baseline Reform Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON – This morning, a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3578, the Baseline Reform Act. Written by Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA), the Baseline Reform Act removes the automatic increase in the discretionary spending baseline used by Congress and the Administration each year. Following passage of H.R. 3578, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement: “Congressman Woodall’s Baseline Reform Act is an important reform to Washingt... Read more

  • Chairman Ryan Praises Passage of the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    “Hardworking taxpayers across America are demanding, as they should, more transparency, accountability, and restraint in how Washington is spending their money. The Pro-Growth Budgeting Act enables lawmakers to proceed with a greater degree of caution when considering major legislation, because it enhances the toolkit that the CBO uses to analyze legislation. I commend Congressman Tom Price for his strong leadership in advancing this important piece of legislation. Read more